An exciting time to be Joining one of the Midlands most dynamic university portfolios. The property portfolio and campus are vast with many cutting edge new multi million pound developments that have complex and unusual maintenance needs. The Estates Team and the University of Warwick are similarly dynamic and currently in the middle of the change programme. This unique transformation will see the delivery and structure where to move to more zonal approach, to manage routine work more locally and provide a more efficient and customer focused response.
Helping to develop the team will be a new cohort of industry experts, we are looking for Estates Professionals at the top of their game, looking to build and develop their careers in a learning environment, challenging the norm and pushing a strong sustainability agenda. These experts will develop and lead core trades team to focus on infrastructure, overall compliance and improvement programmes.
It is an exciting time to join the university with a really focus on providing the right maintenance and operation solution for the University with a real buy in senior management.
Our highly prestigious British institution of higher education is one of the most successful “young” universities in the world, is distinctive in its global ambition, and is unafraid to take risks. Our remarkable success has been achieved in a relatively short period of time and we continue to excel in research and teaching.
Warwick today is a world-leading university with the highest academic and research standards. We have grown to encompass 29 departments and more than 50 research centres and institutes in the arts, medicine, science, and social sciences. Warwick includes a business school, a medical school, an engineering school and a centre for education studies. The University enrols more than 24,000 students with one-third of them coming from overseas, representing 120 countries.
Warwick is a place of possibility, always looking for new ways to make things happen. We provide a tireless yet supportive environment in which dedicated students, innovative lecturers, and ambitious corporate partners can make an impact. Our students, alumni and staff are consistently making an impact - the kind that changes lives, whether close to home or on a global scale.
The achievements of our people help explain why Warwick’s research excellence and scholarships are recognised internationally. We’re a prime attraction for some of the biggest names in worldwide business and industry, and ranked highly among great UK and world universities.
All of this contributes to a compelling story, one that’s little more than 50 years old. Warwick has earned a formidable reputation, but remains young enough to be entrepreneurial and innovative, committed to changing the world.
To learn more about Warwick, read here.
Why Come to Work at Warwick?
We aim to create a vibrant community-focused environment by enhancing the distinctiveness of our buildings.
What might this look like?
- Mixed use developments that bring a vibrant, inclusive and lively feel to the centre of our campus for all.
- Landmark buildings have been built in support of this vision from the Oculus promoting new ways of learning, to the Prof. Lord Bhattacharyya Building hosting collaborative manufacturing research with industry and our world class Sports Hub encouraging healthy living.
- Our new Faculty of Arts building design provides a distinctive silhouette on our campus skyline and mixed use ground floor space to enhance inclusivity of use.
- Many of our developments over the past 3 years have public engagement spaces and cafes in the ground floors. The inclusive design, using glazing and well serviced, adaptable spaces encourages multi-use and 24/7 activity.
Warwick is an inspiring place to work, teach and research. Valuing independent thinking and focused on social relevance, we enable our staff to find new ways of achieving.
What if your career took you further?
Warwick is a place where your ideas and career ambitions can be realised, in roles both expected and unexpected. It’s situated in an environment that caters for your work and social needs.
It’s globally-focused, too, so your career can take you as far as your energy, imagination and potential allow. And, within 50 years, it’s become a UK leading higher education institution, earning the title of the best university in the UK for teaching quality by The Good University Guide, the internationally respected British university rankings guide published by The Sunday Times.
Warwick is a place where difference is respected and valued, we want to enable everyone in our community to feel a sense of belonging, contribute, and reach their full potential.
As an inclusive employer, we welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation.
What we do; We're here to provide a place of opportunity and inspiration for our students, our staff, our business partners and our local community. We create and care for the spaces they need to thrive and reach their potential.
As a member of staff at Warwick you can enjoy a wide range of competitive benefits, along with excellent learning and development opportunities. We respect and reward achievement and recognise the importance of a flexible total reward package.
Employee Benefits & Rewards
We offer an excellent package including an attractive pension and generous holiday entitlement. Other rewards include a range of staff discounts, plus benefits focused on health and wellbeing.
As a member of staff at Warwick you can enjoy a wide range of competitive benefits, along with excellent learning and development opportunities. We respect and reward achievement and recognise the importance of a flexible total reward package. Take a look at our range of employee benefits outlined here.
We grow organisational capability and talent through excellent management and leadership skills, improving our minds and abilities to lead and manage others, which in turn improves overall performance and delivers ambition.
We are committed to helping you to fulfil your potential whilst at Warwick.
Meet the team
Heather joined us in January 2021 as Head of Maintenance having previously worked as Assistant Director (Maintenance and Operations) at Coventry University. She is an operations and maintenance professional with experience of project design & delivery, which brings many benefits to the manner in which University buildings and assets are managed throughout their lifecycle.
As a Chartered Engineer she gained degrees in Building Services Engineering, Engineering Business Management and PhD in Plant Control Strategies. She has worked in the Building Services sector since leaving school gaining a breadth of experience working in many different roles such as contractor, designer, and client . She has been able to work on an interesting variety of building types and projects, ranging from large technical infrastructure projects at major national research institutes, to delivering the technical sustainability strategy for a UK University.
Heather will be making sure we continue our journey to full statutory compliance through the best use of technology and data and modernising our systems and processes to ensure we deliver a world-class maintenance service to the University.
Meet the team
Steve is responsible for Estates Operations which includes maintenance, waste management, customer service desk, information management, furniture, post and grounds and gardens.
Having spent the last ten years at Coventry University in a variety of senior leadership roles within Estates he has a deep understanding of the challenges facing Higher Education and what is required to lead an effective Estates function in a large complex organisation.
Prior to this Steve worked for a variety of public sector organisations in the North-West of England including the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) working on emergency planning and public consultations.
Steve brings experience and expertise in customer service, process and performance improvement at a time when customer expectations are increasing and the need to provide value for money has never been greater.
Meet the team
James joined Warwick as Director of Estates in October 2014. Overseeing all the University real estate across two main campuses, on the outskirts of Coventry and close to Stratford Upon Avon, he takes responsibility for the Capital Programme, Campus operations (maintenance and facilities), Student Accommodation and Transport mobility. He serves as a member of the University’s senior officer team, reporting directly to the Group Finance Director, and takes a lead role in environmental sustainability.
Trained as a professional engineer, with an MSc and exec MBA, he has lead consultancy, construction and services businesses in the UK across multiple market sectors. He has a significant track record in collaborative and integrated design and construction, creating and delivering built environments within research, development, manufacturing, healthcare, education and commercial organisations.
He leads on the real estate strategy and sustainable, inclusive placemaking for the University campuses.